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CMS Final Rule for Long-Term Care

The final CMS rule for long-term care facilities was released September 28, 2016. The rule includes requirements for a solid QAPI program, an antibiotic stewardship program and a dedicated infection preventionist. The proposed rule requiring facilities to have an in-person assessment of a resident prior to transfer to a hospital has been removed. Read a summary of the final rule on the CMS blog. View full text of final rule.

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